1.The birth control pill is most associated with the '60s and the sexual revolution, but it was actually first created in the '50s. In fact, it was approved by the FDA in 1957 to be used to treat severe menstrual disorders.
2.Jackie Kennedy's iconic pink suit is, of course, forever linked to JFK's assassination. However, she wore the suit publicly at least six times before that day.
3.Prior to 1963, homes and businesses in the US did not have zip codes as part of their addresses:
4.The delightful scene in Saving Mr. Banks where Walt Disney takes P.L. Travers to Disneyland did not happen in real life.
7.When Pac-Man arcade machines were first released in Tokyo, the game was called PuckMan. However, the name was changed when it was brought over to the United States out of fear that kids and teenagers would graffiti over the "P" and make it into an "F."
8.The Swedish Chef is the only Muppet who is seen with bare human hands.
9.The Little Mermaid was actually the first Disney movie to be released on home video following its theatrical release. And it was considered a gamble for the company.
10.When Beanie Babies first launched in 1993, they were NOT a successful toy line. It wasn't until a group of neighbors in suburban Chicago decided to start trading them (with rules) that their popularity grew.
11.In 1998, Amazon began selling something other than books: CDs!
12.And lastly, when YouTube originally launched in 2005, it was meant to be a video dating site. The founders of it even had a slogan for it: "Tune in, hook up."
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